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Re: Greatest element in list

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  • Subject: [mg30486] Re: [mg30474] Greatest element in list
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at tuins.ac.jp>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 04:05:48 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Thursday, August 23, 2001, at 03:15  PM, Oliver Friedrich wrote:

> Hi,
>
> what's the best way to get the position of the greatest number in list 
> of
> reals? I've tried
>
> Position[#,Max[#]]&list
>
> but surprisingly, it doesn't work all the time, sometimes it returns an
> empty list. How is that, because a theorem says that a non empty set of 
> real
> numbers must have at least one biggest element. So Max[#] can't be 
> empty.
>
> Any solutions ?
>
> Oliver Friedrich
>
>
>

Andrzej Kozlowski
Toyama International University
JAPAN
http://platon.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/andrzej/


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